David Cameron has conducted the most wide-ranging reshuffle of his cabinet since taking office, appointing Philip Hammond as foreign secretary and firing Michael Gove as education secretary. Several women, including Nicky Morgan and Elizabeth Truss, have been appointed to the cabinet.
By John Aglionby and Claer Barrett
Greg Barker, the Tory energy minister – who posed with David Cameron in the Arctic eight years ago – is stepping down from the government in a vivid symbol of the Conservative party’s changing priorities.
Mr Barker, who as climate change minister was the number two in the energy department, is also set to quit politics altogether by stepping down as an MP next May. Read more
Will 16 and 17-year-olds, who have been given the right to vote on Scottish independence, have much influence on the final outcome?
For our panel these younger voters seem an unknown quantity. Those in favour of a Yes vote predict they will vote Yes, based on a concern for jobs and free university places. Those who favour a No vote say this group is likely to vote No, as they are too much of a global generation to be swayed by the nationalist argument. Read more